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New York extends net metering to solar projects under 750-kW, among other changes to VDER tariff

New York extends net metering to solar projects under 750-kW, among other changes to VDER tariff

April 22, 2019 at 9:17 am 0 comments

The State of New York’s Public Service Commission (PSC) issued its long-awaited order updating the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) tariff, which compensates distributed energy resources, like solar, for the collective environmental and societal benefits they provide to the state’s electrical grid. “New York has set an ambitious goalRead More

Idaho Power Co. files to suspend commercial net metering solar program

Idaho Power Co. files to suspend commercial net metering solar program

April 15, 2019 at 9:10 am 0 comments

Advocates are raising concerns about a proposal from Idaho Power Company that would increase utility bills and uncertainty for many businesses and farmers that want to use solar energy to meet their own electricity needs. The utility’s application to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, which was filed Friday, seeks toRead More

Regulatory roundup: Maine and Maryland both pass pro-solar legislation

Regulatory roundup: Maine and Maryland both pass pro-solar legislation

March 25, 2019 at 9:42 am 0 comments

Maryland and Maine are moving two pieces of legislation through their halls to keep their solar momentum going. Maine kills gross metering You may recall the previous governor of Maine Paul LePage working feverishly to charge solar customers more through a gross metering rate structure. In this setup, the PublicRead More

This report looks at the status of net metering and alternative rate designs across the U.S.

This report looks at the status of net metering and alternative rate designs across the U.S.

March 11, 2019 at 10:34 am 0 comments

The National Regulatory Research Institute released a new study of actions by U.S. states to change distributed energy resources rate designs for the customer side of the meter. Review of State Net Energy Metering and Successor Rate Designs is a summary of the activity among state public utility commissions in findingRead More

DTE Energy’s rate case slashes home solar economics, pumps money into coal, is opposed by environmental groups

DTE Energy’s rate case slashes home solar economics, pumps money into coal, is opposed by environmental groups

January 30, 2019 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

The Michigan Environmental Council, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club are sounding the alarm on DTE Energy’s Rate Case, claiming it is “unprecedented in dollar amount, scope and spending flexibility.” DTE Energy has requested that the Commission approve a mechanism that would cover $2.8 billion in capital expenditures andRead More

SepiSolar says California’s NEM policy revision paves the way for larger solar systems, quicker interconnection

SepiSolar says California’s NEM policy revision paves the way for larger solar systems, quicker interconnection

December 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A new SepiSolar white paper reveals the financial benefits of a pending revision to California’s net energy metering (NEM) policy. When finalized, commercial DC-coupled solar-plus-storage installations will not only be able to benefit from NEM, but will also be able to increase solar system size, reduce installation and permitting costs,Read More

Arizona regulators reject new solar fixed charges requested by two utilities (but ends net metering)

Arizona regulators reject new solar fixed charges requested by two utilities (but ends net metering)

September 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Out in Arizona, home of the demand charge, the Arizona Corporation Commission rejected a request by two utilities to subject new solar customers to large monthly fixed charges. As part of their recent rate cases, Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) and UNS Electric sought a monthly Grid Access Charge andRead More

Nevada rooftop solar industry booms again after 2017 policy change

Nevada rooftop solar industry booms again after 2017 policy change

May 7, 2018 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

The rooftop solar industry is shining once again in Nevada. NV Energy’s most recent annual plan noted a strong increase in applications for its SolarGenerations rooftop solar program following key state policy changes in 2017 that put the market back on track. SolarGenerations applications went from 287 in 2016 toRead More

South Carolina legislators trying to raise solar net metering cap again

South Carolina legislators trying to raise solar net metering cap again

May 7, 2018 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

South Carolina lawmakers approved a measure that will raise the limit on the number of South Carolinians that can invest in solar and earn credit for their excess power. Amendment 9, which was approved as part of House Bill 4950, will raise the net metering cap from its current 2%Read More

Solar workers rally in Connecticut to try to save net metering

Solar workers rally in Connecticut to try to save net metering

April 26, 2018 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar workers and advocates from over a dozen companies across Connecticut filled the area in front of the Connecticut’s Capitol Building’s north entrance with signs reading “Save Solar Jobs,” and “Fix SB9.” The rally was organized jointly by Solar Connecticut and The Alliance for Solar Choice, with participation from atRead More